Published on January 15, 2014
In 2011, hospitals were offered the opportunity to join the most robust surgical outcome programs in the world. The National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP), coordinated by the American College of Surgeons, has almost 480 hospitals enrolled from across Canada and the United States. A cornerstone of the program is to phone patients 30 days after their discharge from hospital to find out if they experienced any signs or symptoms of an infection. Interest was high and twenty four hospitals signed on to the program.